dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/2/15 (Bottle) - Pleasant chocolate, coffee and roast aromas. Nice dark pour with tan head. Sweeter tasting than I expected, aromas captured well in the taste. Very smooth going down. Overall good beer.
wolffish (329) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
C’est un Porter surprenant en fait... Il est presque pétillant en bouche, me rappelant une certaine Noire de Chambly (Unibroue). C’est plutôt piquant en bouche et l’équilibre est excellant. Pas trop fumé, juste assez mordant, sans être trop sucré. Rien de "wow" mais plus que respectable.
promontor (82) - HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.355l bottle from Csakajósör. Starts with wonderful thick brown-beige head that smells sweet and fruity (cherries) and tastes bitter sweet. Aroma also has nice port-wine or liqour characteristics. The beer is sweet and malty with some chocolate and coke in it. Some fruity moments, too little. Palate is not pleasant at all, coke-like, too much carbonation, fizzy. Sweetish aftertaste. Shows signs of complexity occasionally, but very unbalanced. Or maybe just not my concept: expected more from Anchor.
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid porter. Wonderful blend of coffee/chocolate malt taste. The only thing with this beer it I wonder why it tastes so sugary....
ianwelby (698) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. It’s a typical porter but a seriously good one. Malty aroma, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Nice bittersweet aftertaste.
mandaritto (78) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ale! One of my favorite porter! Nice coffee and malts combination. Roasty
vikingguy (896) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with tall frothy tan head. Light roasty and chocolate aroma. Taste- bittersweet cocoa and some sweet milky chocolate along with some light toasty bitterness. A mellow easy drinking porter.
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coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells very sweet and malty with some plum/black cherry. Not much to the aroma; it is not particularly complex or strong. Appearance is nearly black with an enormous cream colored head. Lots of lacing is left on the glass. Taste is sweet up front, then slightly bitter with a chocolatey finish. Refreshing and easy drinking with only the slightest hint of roast. Although it is dark in color, it shares virtually no characteristics with other dark beers. I really wanted to like this one and become more familiar with porters in general. I found this one to be weak in all areas: aroma, taste and palate. It does go down easy but there’s just no depth there. I will not be buying this again.
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate, light coffee, some smoked notes. Light sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jjsint (1256) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Free Press, Cambridge. Incredibly dark brown with a nice looseish tan/khaki head and generous lacing. Liquorice, coal, slate aroma: dark things. A candied sweet taste competes with fresh hop bitterness. Tastes stronger than it is, which is no bad thing. Soft but effective carbonation. A top porter.